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Universities in HK take measures to attract mainland students

(People's Daily Overseas Edition)

16:10, April 25, 2012

Edited and tanslated by Li Kunlun, People's Daily Online

As Chinese college entrance exam is rolling around, 12 colleges and universities in Hong Kong have started to extend an olive branch to mainland students.

Among them, the Chinese University of Hong Kong has launched its recruiting process in southwest China's Yunnan Province as early as last October.

The University of Hong Kong launched a joint program with the University of Cambridge to recruit outstanding students on the Chinese mainland for the first time to study in engineering undergraduate programs at their universities.

The University of Cambridge will refer to the students' academic performance at the University of Hong Kong and their English level before arranging interviews.

Students who successfully pass Cambridge University's assessment can apply for a scholarship provided by the Cambridge Foundation when studying at the university. Students unable or unwilling to study at the university may continue to complete their studies at the University of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's colleges and universities with its high-quality teaching, and a high international visibility, have been very successful in attracting many mainland students in recent years. Some top high school graduates have given up Tsinghua University and Peking University to choose universities in Hong Kong.

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